It seems that Western Digital completely overhauled the concept of their already two years old first-generation My Passport Wireless drive with the introduction of the latest My Passport Wireless Pro. In fact, there are several major improvements in comparison to the first edition of the unit that are worth mentioning. For instance, the latest WD Wireless Pro drive provides faster WiFi transfer rates (up from 9MB/s to 20MB/s), faster SD card slot 3.0 (up from 10MB/s to 75MB/s) as well as extended battery life providing up to 10 hours of continuous use. You can even charge your smartphone, DSLR, or any other USB device by utilising the built-in USB 3.0 interface.
The best part is that you can use My Passport Wireless Pro not only as an all-in-one on-the-go media storage solution, but you can also turn it into a portable media server and wirelessly stream media to a Smart TV, smartphone, or any other supported device with the Plex app that organizes your entire media collection through a simple interface. The latest My Passport is also formatted in exFAT, which eliminates the need to reformat the drive.
Furthermore, you can simultaneously stream up to eight HD videos to multiple connected devices which make the wireless drive a viable option when you want to share dailies or any other type of media with your crew while being on set. The drive also provides Dual wireless band support (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) as it works equally well no matter which one of the two wireless bands you opt for. You can also use My Passport Wireless Pro as a Wi-Fi hub and share an internet connection again with up to eight separate devices.
Overall, My Passport Wireless Pro gives content creators portable storage solution that makes offloading, editing and streaming of high-definition videos in the field extremely convenient. The seamless integration with mobile devices along with the built-in SD card reader, USB 3.0 port and faster WiFi capabilities turn My Passport Wireless Pro into an all-in-one drive for multiple workflows on the go. Regarding the price, the 2TB version of the latest My Passport Wireless Pro will set you back $200, whereas the 3TB version will cost you just $20 more as both units can be ordered directly at Western Digital Store or authorised resellers around the globe.
[source: Western Digital]
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